Cognitive Neuroscience


Course Objective

To provide a theoretical and practical introduction to the
multidisciplinary area of cognitive, clinical and social neuroscience.

Course Content

The course will treat modern techniques and recent data that relate
mental processes to brain functions. Techniques that will be covered are
EEG, MEG, MRI, lesions. Mental functions that will be studied include
perception, memory, emotion, consciousness, and social cognition. The
aim of the course is to provide a sound basis for the master program.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, computer practicals and literature study.

Method of Assessment

Written examination, multiple choice questions (80%).
Practical exam analyzing EEG and/or MRI data (20%).

Entry Requirements

Biologische en Cognitieve Psychologie


Purves, D., et al. (2013). Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience (2nd
Edition). Oxford Universiy Press. ISBN: 9780878935734

Target Audience

Students at an advanced bachelor level.

Additional Information

Language: Tuition in English.

As of 2018-19 this course is no longer part of the University Minor.
Students who still need to complete this course for the UM, can contact
the course coordinator.

Recommended background knowledge

A background in psychology, biology, or medicine is highly recommended.

General Information

Course Code P_BCOGNEUS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Examiner dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Teaching Staff dr. D.J. Heslenfeld

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
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